[CITASA] new research positions at the Oxford Internet Institute

Mark Graham mark.graham at oii.ox.ac.uk
Mon Nov 11 15:05:51 EST 2013


Dear Colleagues,

We have two new jobs available at the Oxford Internet Institute. Please
pass these links along to suitable candidates or relevant lists.

One is a 36 month post for a <http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/newpositions/#p38>
researcher <http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/newpositions/#p38> with
a quantitative background. This researcher will be mapping and measuring
knowledge economies in Sub-Saharan Africa. The other is a 30 month post for
a  <http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/newpositions/#p37>researcher<http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/newpositions/#p37>
that
has experience using qualitative methods (they will be studying microwork
and virtual labour in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia).

Full details of both positions are below. Please also feel free to get in
touch with any questions about the jobs.


*Researcher - Grade 7: Salary £29,541 - £36,298 p.a.*

We are looking for a full-time Researcher to work with Dr Mark Graham on an
ERC-funded project which focuses on how new economic practices and
processes are taking root in Sub-Saharan Africa as a result of changing
connectivities. We plan to map formal and informal types of participation
in ‘knowledge economies’ in order to investigate why certain places have
sustained their dominance, why others have become more central, and why
some places, practices, and initiatives have declined.

To do this we are seeking a researcher with experience in quantitative
social research. The researcher will work on three stages of the project.
First, collecting and bringing together all necessary data. While some of
the data are readily available in existing and open datasets, others
require the creation of custom scripts and data collection tools. Second,
using GIS and statistical packages to comprehensively analyse the data. We
plan to employ both inferential models and descriptive graphics and maps.
Finally, broadly disseminating this work in a variety of open and
accessible formats including a data-sharing tool, an interactive website,
open reports, and peer-reviewed academic journal articles. The work will
also be used as a base for detailed qualitative research performed by two
other members of the research team.

The successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to carry out social
and spatial statistical analysis, visualise results, write for both public
and academic audiences, and work with an interdisciplinary team. We also
welcome applications from candidates who are additionally eager to design a
future research programme in order to extend the position.

Based at the Oxford Internet Institute, this position is available
from 1st March
2014 for 36 months in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal
thereafter funding permitting.

Only applications received before 12:00 midday on 9th January, 2014 can be
considered. Interviews for those short-listed are currently planned to take
place in the week commencing 27thJanuary 2014.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job
description, please click on the link below:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=110556



*Grade 7: Salary £29,541 - £36,298 p.a.*

The Oxford Internet Institute is a leading centre for research into
individual, collective and institutional behaviour on the Internet. We are
looking for a full-time Researcher to work with Dr Mark Graham and Dr Vili
Lehdonvirta on the IDRC-funded project *Microwork and Virtual Production
Networks in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia*. Combining archival
research, surveys, and interviews, this ambitious project will critically
assess the impact of Internet and mobile connectivities on social and
economic development, particularly insofar as they open up opportunities
for novel forms of online work, such as ‘e-lancing’, ‘microwork’, and ‘game
labour’.

In this exciting role, the Researcher will carry out a total of
approximately six months of fieldwork among virtual workers and
organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, as well as working
at OII’s premises in Oxford. The Researcher will also contribute to the
dissemination of the findings through peer-reviewed academic papers,
project reports, events, blogs and social media.

Candidates should have experience of social science research in Development
Studies, Geography, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Communications,
Organization Studies, Management or related disciplines, training and
practical experience in qualitative research methods.

Based primarily at the Oxford Internet Institute (with periods of
fieldwork), this position is available immediately for 2.5 years in the
first instance, with the possibility of renewal thereafter, funding
permitting. For qualified candidates, there may also be opportunities to
teach course modules on our ‘Social Science of the Internet’ MSc course.

Only online applications received before 12:00 midday on 13 December 2013
can be considered. Interviews for those short-listed are planned to take
place on 16 January 2014.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job
description, please click on the link below:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=110708
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Dr Mark Graham

Senior Research Fellow
Director of Research
Oxford Internet Institute
University of Oxford

Visiting Research Associate
School of Geography and the Environment
University of Oxford

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